The Endless River (2015)

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A young waitress welcomes her husband home to the small South African town of Endless River after his four-year jail sentence. At first it appears their plans for a new life together are finally being realized. But when the family of a foreigner living on a nearby farm is brutally murdered, the young woman and the grieving widower begin gravitating towards each other. Trapped in a cycle of violence and bloodshed, the two form an unlikely bond seeking to transcend their mutual anger, pain and loneliness.

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While the idea of hope rising from the ashes of tragedy might work on paper, in practice it undermines the severity of what has come before. The shift in mood suggests a film that is finally, for all its sinister power, quite naïve.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

... it doesn't seem interested in engaging with the complex social and political issues that should really saturate it.

Apr 1, 2017 | Rating: Not Recommended | Full Review…

The viewer does step away with their own questions about what power they have in a similar situation and how much your race will dictate your agency.

Jul 1, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Endless River's runtime outlives its pathos.

Jun 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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